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... the world.
There was entertainment in the bar. A violinist and a pianist and a MC...not sure why they needed a MC, maybe no English?? They were very good, I wish Sue Ball was here to tell us - because I know they were not symphony caliber but very good musicians, and this job gives them a chance to do what they love. Make a living? Not sure about that...although there are many, many tourists.
... tells the story. Europe has so much history.
We arrived in Cologne at noon, and after another delicious lunch we headed off on a tour of the city, which is dominated by the Cologne Cathedral. One word for the Cathedral - WOW!!! Us Catholics sure know how to spend the peasants money!!...:-)
We stopped at a local cafe & tried the local beer, Kolsch, which they traditionally ...
... will never be finished because of the magnitude of the maintenance task - in fact two sides had scaffolding up to support the ongoing maintenance program. It's front facade covers 750 sq metres and has 10,000 sq metres of lead light windows. It suffered 14 direct bomb hits during the war but was rebuilt. We declined the invitation the climb the 560 steps for what is reported as breathtaking views from the southern spire. I expect the climb up is more breathtaking than the ...
... a proper food blog once we have at least been to Italy. This week we finally left Scandinavia after two weeks of traveling there.
Denmark and Sweden sort of have this weird fued being right across the channel from one another. To the normal travelor, the countries are so similar. The languages spoken and written seem the same, the currency (Krone/Krona) operate the same but at different exchange rates of course, you can find a lot of the same foods ...
So it's been a while and we have a very NEW place of entry! Current location: a truly fantastic bakery retreat opposite Tanzfaktur, our rehearsal location in Cologne, Germany! Oh what a far cry from my last entry; emotional wreck being carted off to London in a cramped sodding plane. I won't lie, even after my stay in Tottenham and well into my séjour at home in the beautiful Speyside, I suffered some seeeriouus moments of sudden, convulsive sobbing and ...